Jan 15, 2006
I am 39 Year old. I have hepatitis C. I got hepatitic when I was 16. I had a gun shot wound and had to have several tranfusions, this is how I got the virus.
I am taking Inteferon along with Riboviron. My viral load was over three million when I started treatments. January 16th 2006 will be my 12th treatment. How much should my viral load drop, if the treatments are helping? From my liver biopsy, I have portal fibrosis. I don't want to die!!
If my treatments are not working, do you think I might be a candidate for a liver transplant? If so, is there any help for someone that can not afford a liver transplant. I have three children, and I want to see them grow up.
Please pray for me!!!!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Your doctors will check a viral load and determine whether you are responding to treatment. A drop from 3 million to about 30,000 or less after 2-3 months of treatment is a good indication that treatment if working. I think it is premature to discuss transplant at this point.
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